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 From:  mjaros at mygamingconsoles dot com
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Troubles writing m0n0 to HDD
 Date:  Thu, 28 Oct 2004 15:27:10 -0400 (EDT)
Use the physical disk write program on the the m0n0 page.

> Hi everyone.  I've been able to successfully get m0n0 working with the
> CD/floppy method, although I do not want to leave that in place long
> term.  I want to go ahead and write the image to the HDD of the PC.  I
> tried the DamnSmallLinux method of installing and took the guidance of a
> mailing list member who said to write the image to 'hda' and not hda1 or
> hda2 (because the drive was previously partitioned by IPCop).
> When I did the gunzip, I got a message saying 'x records written in' and
> 'x records written out' or something close to that.  From there I
> rebooted, but when the machine reads the HDD, it just puts up a bunch of
> colored ASCII control characters on the screen and does not boot.  I
> tried BIOS settings for OS = win95, Win98/2000, and Other and none of
> those helped.  I also tried LBA mode of DOS and Other and neither of
> them made a difference either.  Did maybe the image just write
> incorrectly?
> What is the easiest way to install m0n0 on a HDD?  Pull it and put it in
> another PC?  Use DamnSmallLinux and put the .img on a CD and load it
> from that CD on to the RAM Disk and gunzip from there?  If I end up in a
> trial and error mode here I want to try to make my loading of this as
> painless as possible :)
> Thanks,
> Brian
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